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Your Faith Journey  

Develop as a Disciple – Jesus’ brother, James, wrote a letter included in the New Testament of the Bible that is considered wisdom literature for Christians. Among the teachings included in James’ letter are these words, “…don’t ever forget that it is best to listen much, speak little, and not become angry; for anger doesn’t make us good…so get rid of all that is wrong in your life, both inside and outside, and humbly be glad for the wonderful message we have received, for it is able to save our souls as it takes hold of our hearts. And remember, it is a message to obey, not just to listen to.” (James 1:19-21 TLB).
 
Listening to God: Are you listening for the whisper of God and the guidance of the Holy Spirit? What is He revealing to you? When and where do you hear, see, or receive God’s message to you most clearly? In nature? In a quiet room in your house? On a walk? In the car? As you read scripture? During worship services? If you haven’t felt like God is revealing a message to you lately, perhaps it is because you are not listening. For most Christians, reading and studying scripture is the way we most clearly receive messages from God. Perhaps you also need to make attending a worship service each week a priority.